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‘Kardashians’ sets premiere record

'Army Wives,' 'Glades' also fare well Sunday

With audiences having an unquenchable thirst for all things Kim, Khloe and Kourtney, Sunday night’s “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” drew 4.7 million viewers for the season-five opener.

It was the most most-watched premiere of the series and the second most-watched show in E! history, behind last season’s “Kardashians” finale. Among all female demos, it was also E!’s second-best show ever.

Immediately following the episode, the series premiere of “The Spin Crowd” — about the goings-on at Command PR — earned 2.3 million viewers.

In addition to the E! entries, other cablers also fared well. Lifetime’s season finale of “Army Wives” accumulated 3.9 million viewers — tops for the season. “Wives,” which stars Kim Delaney and Sally Pressman, is the top-rated show in Lifetime’s history.

At A&E, freshman series the seventh episodes of “The Glades” drew 3.3 million viewers and 1.3 million in the 18-49 demo, both above its season average.

For fourth-year skein “Mad Men,” which looks to defend its Emmy crown Sunday, 2.2 million tuned in. AMC said this season of “Mad Men” is on target to be its highest rated.

On the pay cable side, figures weren’t available for HBO’s top drama “True Blood,” but the vampire saga has been averaging 6.9 million viewers this season when combining the two Sunday telecasts. The skein has two episodes remaining for the season.

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